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Anderson Cooper: Blinded by the light

10:28 AM, Dec 5, 2012   |    comments
Anderson Cooper shares a shot of his sunburned eye.(Photo: Anderson Cooper, Twitter)
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Intrepid CNN reporter Anderson Cooper is sharing a photo of himself sporting an eyepatch.

"Temporarily blinded last week while on assignment. UV light bouncing off water. Much better now," he wrote on Twitter.

He was in Portugal last week shooting a story for 60 Minutes, and he was out shooting at sea. The sunlight reflecting off the water burned his retina so badly that he was blinded for 36 hours, he said, recounting the experience on Tuesday's Anderson Live.

"I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire, my eyeballs and I think oh maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. I douse my eyes with water. Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my eyeballs and I go blind. I went blind for 36 hours."

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